Hi! I’m Hilda, mother to two sons, married to Merwyn Mascarenhas who is an ace professional photographer. I am a Goan who lives in this beautiful city Pune (Maharashtra) and am proud to be a Punekar.
I’m a foodie who loves to cook for my family and friends and who in turn enjoy the delicious fare I turn out in my magical kitchen. My family motivates me to churn out interesting and mouth watering eats through my simple home cooking.
I was inspired and encouraged by my adorable children and loving husband who helped me discover this talent which must have been within me and waiting to explode. Surprisingly, the first time I cooked was after my marriage and I was amazed that I could really cook well.
After my stint in the corporate sector, for a short while I had my very own food venture called “Pick-a-Bite”. It was a fast food and Goan food outlet. The food we served had my own touch and a special twist to it.
Now I am a full time home maker and dedicate myself to a lot of cooking and baking. I also indulge in my other hobby, of making candles.
It was in early 2011 that my younger son suggested I begin blogging so that I could share my recipes with everyone. I don’t know why I did not start earlier. I suppose everything happens in its own time. So here I am, extremely excited about my new baby….
So I welcome you to my site “Hilda’s Touch of Spice.”
This is my sincere & humble effort to share my recipes with my family, friends and all food lovers. I hope beginners, interested and enthusiastic people will truly benefit from the recipes I will be putting up on “Hilda’s Touch of Spice.”
P.S : Your comments and e-mails are welcome and I will try my best to give a prompt reply. Sometimes, due to technical difficulties or busy schedules, it might not be possible for me to answer your queries/e-mails promptly. I assure you that I will definitely get back to you in due course.